Snoopy Flying Ace: to the Rescue

Blog 1834 – 10.02.2020

Snoopy Flying Ace: to the Rescue

Snoopy Flying Ace: to the Rescue

Everybody loves Beagle puppy hero Charlie Brown pet and sidekick Snoopy. His famed adventures in his World War 1 Sopwith Camel that strangely looks like a dog house are legend. I hope you enjoy today’s adventure.

Hard as we try to make even thrilling aerial battles exciting and heroic, war is a horrific thing. Granted there are acts of courage and heroism amid war, but is it ever truly worth the loss? It strains the limits of imagination to hope so as we lay on the altar of war our most prized treasures our children.

It is not the brave men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for us that are suckers and losers, but the politicians who perpetuate war for their own gain and that our their rich friends. Snoopy’s war was already a distant memory when Peanuts creator Charles Schultz first wrote and drew about it in the early nineteen fifties in his comic strip, but World War 2 and the Korean Conflict were still very much in most every newspaper readers mind back then.

I am not asking anyone to pretend that there have never been wars, but to imagine a world without them, without the lust for power and riches that perpetuates them. Former Beatle John Lennon used his talent to put into words and song one of the most beautiful hymns to peace ever written. I share my cover it here with you today.

In the book and comic strip, Snoopy, though heroic, is never a victor over the Red Barron. I sadly believe that there are no true winners in war. The real win comes when we keep talking and listening till we resolve our differences without the need for violent conflict.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


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